Random music news for Monday, May 4, 2020

There will be no Star Wars puns this day. Not from me, anyway. Here’s music news for, er, the 125th day of 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Rage Against the Machine has postponed their entire reunion tour.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: As of this week, the citizens of Missouri can go to concerts. But will anyone show up?
  3. Coronavirus update 3: How has COVID-19 affected media consumption of various generations? This infographic explains a few things. (Via Andrew)
  4. Coronavirus update 4: Madonna served COVID-19 cake.
  5. Podcast listening in Canada is holding firm during these weird times.
  6. An Egyptian filmmaker who directed a music video making fun of the country’s president has died in jail.
  7. Before I bought this house, I’d insist a complete sweep with black lights.
  8. Stevie Nicks is working on a movie based on the Fleetwood Mac song, “Rhiannon.” Expect a tale about a Welsh witch.
  9. Meanwhile, Janelle Monae will be in a slavery-themed horror movie.
  10. The US recording industry is going after stream-ripping sites again.
  11. Ozzy is doing okay with his Parkinson’s.
  12. More Beatles memorabilia!
  13. If your kid wants to be a DJ, let them! Here’s why.
  14. Sonic Boom, the Toronto record store, is now selling over 25,000 records online.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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